Use the free trial perhaps? I am wary of him and his site because he puts so many weasel words and disclaimers there to cover his arse.
He’s basically saying “do this and you’ll succeed! But actually; don’t do it because of me, this isn’t advice, this isn’t a service, it’s just journalism. Pay me anyway.”
Also, don’t get suckered by the 66% portfolio point, I’m up 1% in two months and guess what? 6 of my 8 investments are in the red. 66% sounds nice, but you won’t know if he’s consistently pulling those numbers or if he got lucky and had one or two good bets pulling his portfolio up.
Anyway, if you want free resources you should check investopedia for guides and terminology. Monevator is a British investment blog which covers British based portfolio and even has a long term etf portfolio which has done very well, and has been done for ten years. If you read that you’ll see his ups and downs and how he’s changed his views on investing over the ten years. (He was down like 12% in the first three months, which is frightening, but I think he’s made 50k profit now.)
And then if you’re doing an etf portfolio on freetrade just go on the etf screener on the freetrade website, Google each etf on offer and download or read the investor information packs. They will tel you the charges, the performance and the aims of the etfs. Filter out the ones you think perform crap, find the ones you think will succeed long term and go from there.
Common advice is to look at vanguard all world - use that as a benchmark if you will. But most people like that one because it’s a fire and forget investment for people who want simple gains without the stress of looking over various markets or picking individual stocks. Start with one like that, then consider branching out, or don’t. People have plenty of success with vanguard all world apparently, it’s up to you and what you want to risk etc.
Outside of those places I mentioned you’ll want to look at the Financial Times, Bloomberg and other financial news sites in the future. But until you’re happy investing, keep reading and start small, and remember if places want your money, are they financial advisors or are they people using you for a supplemental income? And consider, would you be better off putting that money in a stock rather than to someone claiming he’s not advising you when he is